Daktylios: Traffic Restrictions In Downtown Athens Return

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Daktylios: Traffic Restrictions In Downtown Athens Return
A measure aimed at reducing traffic in downtown Athens, by which cars with license plates ending in an odd number can enter the city center on odd days of the month and those with even numbers on even days, came back into effect on Monday, October 10.

The so-called “Athens ring” (daktylios), which was suspended over the summer, is in force from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

The restrictions do not apply to low-emission vehicles. However, the owners of electric, natural gas, autogas, and hybrid vehicles, as well as and Euro 6 diesel cars that emit no more than 120g/km of carbon dioxide, must apply for a special exemption permit via a dedicated website (greek only).

Holders of exemptions from last year have up to 10 days to renew them, the Citizen Protection Ministry said.

Originally published on: keeptalkinggreece.com